A Republic with a worn out politician still clinging to some sort of power as President :
Think failed MP Patten Last Governor of Hong Kong, after losing an Election & not being returned to Parliament as an MP can't think what sinecure he enjoys now President ?
"Lord or Lady" Kinnock, one time firebrands of Socialism, he from school to sinecure in the EU & now to the once slagged off House of Lords. Her Ladyship ???
Presidential candidates ?
Prescott, who once derided & swore he would never, like the above, become a member of "their Lordship's House" President ?
There must be a huge scattering of other "politicians" of all flavours, who would gladly like to cling to some power..this Lib Dem Chap (I know innocent until until proven guilty) points on Wif'es D/L now up for Perverting the Course of Justice, the ex wife as well.
Power corrupts they say & all those above are open to it arn't they. False claims on expenses etc etc
HMQ doesn't need the £.s.d. or the close family & if anyone is found out doing something iffy the 4th estate are there in a flash
Or the present Constitutional Monarchy, with all it's flaws & contradictions ? A continuing thread of our history, about which this country weaves it'self perchance ?
The Armed Forces & The Police Forces swear allegiance to the reigning Monarch, not to the "country & President or Presidential type body who continues to weal power & influence or a partisan nature.